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Why a wandering mind is an unhappy mind

Smartphone app shows a wandering mind is an unhappy mind.

An intriguing paper called 'A wandering mind is an unhappy mind,' was published in the journal Science a couple ...

My TEDx talk ‘Indulge Your Neurobiology’

Here it is: My TEDx Northern Sydney Institute talk 'Indulge Your Neurobiology'. In my talk I share my ...

Gut-Brain Health – What Neuroscientists Are Calling “A Paradigm Shift”

The trillions of microbes that inhabit your body are collectively called the microbiome. They outnumber your own cells ten ...

Three evidence-based daily habits for wellbeing and happiness

This week I spoke with Megan McDonough CEO and co-founder along with Dr. Tal Ben-Shahar of the Wholebeing Institute. ...

Did Rick Hanson’s Positive Neuroplasticity training change my skeptical mind?

That's me and Rick Hanson PhD, a neuropsychologist, Senior Fellow of the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley, and ...

5 ways to improve your body-mind connection

Did you know that the chit chat between mind and body goes two ways? Your body is an ...

Antidepressants may be no better than a placebo, so why take them?

The placebo effect, the power of belief, and the mind-body relationship is fascinating. In fact, a desire to understand ...

Does CBT teach your prefrontal cortex to keep emotions in check?

In an open-access edition of Nature magazine this week ('The Great Depression') science journalist Emily Anthes took a ...
30 minutes exercise, half a spin class, promotes neuroplasticity

30 minutes cycling (equivalent to half a spin class) promotes brain plasticity

Don't have time to exercise? Remember the blog post I wrote about Tony Abbott, Barak Obama and Richard ...
Why your season of birth affects your mood

Season of your birth affects your mood in later life

I'm turning 40 early in the new year and planning to celebrate fearlessly and fabulously with a mid-summer ...

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